State v. Michael Shawn Stanley
Sentencing Set for Registered Sex Offender Convicted of Rape: State v. Michael Shawn Stanley: Sentencing has been scheduled for April 29 for sex offender Michael Shawn Stanley, who was convicted by a jury in February of raping a 69-year-old woman in Skyway last year. The defendant had entered the victim’s home through a window and then sexually assaulted her. The jury found Stanley guilty of Burglary in the First Degree with sexual motivation and Rape in the Second Degree as charged in the February 27, 2015 attack. The same jury made a separate finding on an aggravating factor of rapid recidivism. The jury found that the current offense was committed a short time after the defendant was released from incarceration on a burglary conviction. The aggravator can be used as a basis for an exceptional sentence. Prosecutors will be recommending an exceptional sentence of 50 years in prison. Stanley, 50, also faces a potential indeterminate maximum sentence of up to life in prison. Because of Stanley’s criminal history, he was designated as a level three sex offender. In 2013, he cut off his monitoring ankle bracelet in Canada and entered in to the U.S. The sentencing on April 29 is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. before Judge Kenneth Schubert at the King County Courthouse. The case was investigated by King County Sheriff’s Detective Chris Knudsen and prosecuted by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Hugh Barber, Deputy Prosecutor Wes Brenner and paralegal Kristen Anderson.